The County-City Library continues to be a vital part of the community and the number of patrons continues to grow and every part of the library is used on a regular basis to serve the people of the community.
The County-City Library offers individuals and families opportunities for recreational as well as educational reading. The library has nine public computers with internet access along with wireless service. Some of the program offered at the library are a weekly adult literacy/ESL class, weekly story time for parents and children, the summer reading program, author book programs and writing workshops. The library staff visits several daycares and Hoyt House each month to read. The library's catalog is available through the library's website along with their new eBook and downloadable audiobook service.
The state's library funding was cut by 64 percent this year. This means that the library has lost its annual state grant of over $5,000, all technology support and the Big Country Library System office will close in August. The County-City Library has been a part of the BCLS for over 50 years. All help and support will be lost from their staff with their closing.
The Woman's Forum has sponsored Library Tag Day to support the County-City Library and its programs for over 60 years. Last year, with the help of businesses and professional people in the community, the Woman's Forum was able to raise close to $4,000. The money has been used for summer reading program supplies, children books and annual subscription to the eBook program.
The 2012 Library Tag Day will be held Wednesday, April 4. The County-City Library will also be hosting the Chamber Coffee.
Those wishing to make a tax-deductible donation can mail it prior to Library Tag Day to Library Tag Day, c/o County-City Library, 206 Elm Street, Sweetwater. TX 79556. Those wishing to donate may also the library at 235-4978 to have a Woman's Forum representative come by your place of business to collect a donation.